On very special days we go up higher. That
means those days with very little or practically no wind from the north in
Then we have the alternative choices - amongst
, a field inside of a natural park area, recently
improved for take off, is situated about 1400 mts over Funchal, overlooking the
coastline and city The pure gliding flight follows sometimes above the
cloudline and takes you down to Funchals harbour beach, or, with thermals to
any other landing area we have.
Take off area near ChÃ£o da Lagoa
The highest take off, called
Neve, is at 1700 mts. altitude and therefor just a few meters below
of the road head at the Pousada Pico do Areeiro. It also gives a spectacular
flight, especially frequented during the Rallyes.
On the High Plateau in the western part of the
island, called Paul da Serra, around the location of
Rabaçal, another few places provide good take offs, such as Pico
Gordo, a cupola above the road.
Paragliding in tandem with a guest flier over the Lido area in Funchal